If you needed any form of persuasion to go and see Harbinger this month (we don’t see why you would need any persuasion but anyway…) then the news that these shows will be the last with vocalist Thom Gardner will surely be the push you need.
The band announced the news through a statement which read:
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the departure of our vocalist Thom.
“Although we are sad to hear of Thom’s decision to move on, we are extremely excited for our future. This is not the end of Harbinger. We have set the wheels in motion to find the right vocalist for our plans, and are hugely optimistic about prospects for the future. Our headline run with Godeater will be Thom’s final tour with Harbinger and he will fulfill our one-off appearances until the end of this year. If you haven’t had the chance to see us live with Thom, this is your final chance. Let’s give him the send-off he deserves – and celebrate what we have achieved since 2015.”
Thom also provided the below statement:
“Seeing Harbinger grow from a solo project, a former band and what it is today makes me proud as the original vocalist since 2015 but the time has come for me to move on. Everything we have achieved as a band – especially as an unsigned one in the last year – has been amazing and I cannot thank the guys and all of our fans enough for the things that I have been lucky enough to experience.
“To all of the friends I have made throughout the years, thank you for involving yourself, believing and investing in Harbinger in any way you have. It means the world to me and the boys and I hope you continue to do so for them and for me with any future musical endeavours I pursue.
“There’s absolutely no bad blood between me and the rest of Harbinger, I simply do not wish to hold them back when my heart isn’t 100% in it. Our self-released album “Compelled To Suffer” has been a great success and I leave satisfied knowing that a fantastic first full-length album will push Harbinger to where it needs to be in 2020 and beyond and I wish the guys all the best.”
13th Birmingham, The Flapper (DATE AND VENUE CHANGE)
14th London, New Cross Inn
15th Sheffield, Record Junkee (NEW DATE)
16th Manchester, Star & Garter
17th Dundee, Beat Generator
18th Glasgow, Classic Grand
19th Bradford, Nightrain
20th Bournemouth, The Anvil
21st Brighton, The Pipeline
We genuinely wish Thom all the best for the future, and there’s no doubt that he will remain one of our best friends.”